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,Your 3 minute, NYPA award-winning read at 8 a.m. every day. 20 top news items in 20 words + events of the day.

Thursday, April 17

Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today.

Weather
• Clear skies with a high of 55.

Top Stories
• Several hundred are missing and feared drowned, many of them high school students,after a ferry capsized off the coast of S. Korea yesterday.

• UN official who served as head of the Security Council during the Rwandan genocideapologizes for failure to recognize the tragedy for what it was.

• Bomb pranker in Boston says his actions were meant to be symbolic, according to police, who are stepping up security for the upcoming marathon.

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Spring Egg Hunt @ Queens Botanical Garden – Sat. Apr 19th Noon-1:30PM & 2-3:30PM Bring your own basket and see how many treasures you can find! 43-50 Main Street, Flushing Pre-reg required: www.queensbotanical.org

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Queens News
• Police are on the lookout for two men who beat a clerk and stole $30,000 from an Astoria deli.

• A passenger was killed in an early-morning collision on the Belt Parkway, police suspect alcohol may have been involved.

• A local entrepreneur who recently secured crowd funding to assemble a Queens-centric children’s ABC book has initiated a kickstarted campaign to ensure the book is circulated around Queens schools and libraries.

Entertainment
• Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler.

• After rumors flew that AC/DC was throwing in the towel, the band confirmed that while they will continue rocking hard, guitarist Malcolm Young is taking a break due to ill health.

Opinion
• Newsday conspicuously sighs over FAA restrictions on flight volume at NYC area airports.

• amNY celebrates the demise of the NYPD Demographics Unit.

Scoreboard
• Mets defeated the Diamondbacks last night 5-2, and will face the Atlanta Braves at home tomorrow night.

• Yankees face the Tampa Bay Rays in a 7:10 p.m. away game after defeating the Cubs 2-0 last night.

• Nets will face the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the playoffs, coming off a 114-85 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

• Knicks defeated the Raptors 95-92 in their final game of the regular season.

• Rangers begin the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at 7 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Latest news –

• For sale – Woodhaven – One-family, three bedrooms, move-in condition, driveway, yard, finished basement with bath, short walk to trains, schools and stores. Asking $383,000.
Lou Pastorini
• For sale – Kew Gardens – Large, one-bedroom co-op, modern kitchen and bath, oak floors, lots of closet space, short walk to subway & LIRR. Asking $164,000.
Lou Pastorini

• Sold - Woodhaven – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,000 sq. ft. apartment at 8375 Woodhaven Blvd. sold for $155,000.

Help Wanted
• Delivery person for Laundry Supplies in NY & LI, vehicle provided, clean CDL (Type C OK), Hazmat Cert. Pref. F/T M-F. Some inside work and heavy lifting. Call (718) 429-1700.

Health Awareness
• Use of anti-depressants in the first trimester have been tied to autism risk among boys, according to a new study out of John’s Hopkins University.

• Complications related to diabetes are on the decline.

Events
• Little Neck – 8 a.m. – Spring Recess Day Trip to the Queens Zoo.

• Flushing – 10 a.m. – Sculpture Camp begins, running through  April 22. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Douglaston – 10:30 a.m. – Celebrate Honey Bees, an event allowing children to meet a beekeeper and learn all about honey bees. Pre-registration required, call 718-229-4000. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.

• Broad Channel – 10 a.m. – Yoga in the Park. Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

• Forest Hills – 6 p.m. –  Learn beginners Chinese with Lin San . North Forest Park Library. 98-27 Metropolitan Ave.

• LIC – 9 p.m. – Award-winning Roots musician D.B. Reilly in concert. Rèst Âü Ránt, 30-01 35th Ave.

• Glen Oaks – 11 a.m. – Senator Tony Avella to host a press conference announcing a tax relief program for homeowners, renters, co-op and condo owners in the 2014 state budget. Glen Oaks Co-op, 70-33 260th St.

Written by QTadmin

April 17th, 2014 at 11:14 pm

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